Safety and Service - November 3rd 2014

MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE
SAFETY & SERVICE COMMITTEE
Monday, November 3, 2014 at 7:15 p.m.
Main Conference Room - Mayfield Village Civic Center

The Safety and Service Committee met on Monday, November 3, 2014 in the Main Conference Room at the Mayfield Village Civic Center.  Mr. Marrie called the meeting to order at 7:15 p.m.

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Present: Mr. Marrie and Mr. Jerome

Also Present: Mrs. Mills, Mr. Wynne, Chief Carcioppolo, Chief Edelman, Mr. Metzung, Mr. DiNardo, Mr. Cappello (7:20), Ms. Wolgamuth, Mr. Thomas, and Mrs. Betsa

ENGINEER:

Sidewalk next to Library driveway

Ms. Wolgamuth reported, the poles are up. CEI has not energized them yet. Those should be lit within 10 days. With regard to the sidewalk, Steve, I know you had asked about this.  You do know that there’s kind of a striped area that’s kind of a walkway on the one side?

Mr. Jerome replied, yes.

Ms. Wolgamuth continued, the striping was bad. That is getting redone.

Mr. Metzung replied, I drove there today.  It was not done yet.

Ms. Wolgamuth stated, I asked Tom if there was any reason we couldn’t do a sidewalk there and he said no, there was no reason we couldn’t. We didn’t at the time.  We were trying to keep the cost of the driveway as low as possible.  But it’s something we can do. There’s also no sidewalk on SOM so it would be a sidewalk going nowhere.  Next year we are planning to do the sidewalk on SOM down to Beta.

Mr. Jerome stated, that makes sense.

Ms. Wolgamuth added, or maybe at some point we can go from Highland to the Library and then up.

Mr. Marrie stated, there’s no sense putting one in now.  It goes nowhere.  They can’t use it.

Mr. Jerome stated, it’s just something I thought of that would be nice.

Ms. Wolgamuth stated, it’s something we will put on the list.

Mr. Jerome stated, it would soften up the driveway and give a little more room.

Ms. Wolgamuth stated, we are also looking at the turning lane, so it may be that when that’s happening, that would be a good time.

POLICE DEPARTMENT:

Geofeedia Contract for on-line investigative tool.

Chief Edelman reported, Geofeedia is an investigative tool for my detectives.  It’s a location-based social media monitoring tool.  It will allow them to map out a section of whatever location they want and monitor any public domain and social media including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and many others.  There’s no need for any kind of search warrant or subpoena because it only searches the public domain based on keywords that the detectives enter in.  For example, they could search the location of Mayfield Village and enter in a keyword of “guns” and it would search all of the public domains of those social medias. Anyone who has not set up a private account, in other words, if their personal account is public, then this will search it and let us know whatever posts these people put in with that keyword. 

Mr. Marrie asked, they would have to have the contract with the social media group?  Only the people who have accounts with the social media groups are the ones you can tap into?

Chief Edelman replied, yes.  It consolidates the searches. I can sit on my computer and open up these different social media sites individually and look at these one at a time, but I would not be able to narrow down to a location.

Mr. DiNardo asked, is that a yearly fee?

Chief Edelman replied, a yearly fee.  $2,500.

Mr. Jerome asked, does the school do anything like this?

Chief Edelman replied, no.

Mr. Marrie stated, I think it’s a good thing.  I see it as possibly eliminating some things from happening.

Chief Edelman replied, exactly.  That’s the purpose of it.

Mr. Marrie added, it’s more like preventative medicine.  To me, I think it’s a very good thing.

Mr. Jerome stated, it seems like a good idea.  I am surprised the schools don’t do it.  It’s something I think they would.

Chief Edelman stated, they won’t do it at the school. That’s what they call us for.

Mr. Marrie stated, it’s fine. We will pass it on to Finance.

Mr. Jerome asked, what about the School Resource Officers?  That’s obviously our person. Would they be involved with that?

Chief Edelman replied, yes.  He’s one of the persons who would have a license for it.

Mr. Jerome stated, makes sense to me. Thank you.

Chief Carcioppolo stated, it would be for adults also. It’s for any social media right?

Chief Edelman replied, yes.

Chief Carcioppolo stated, okay. It wouldn’t just be for the high school.

Mr. Jerome stated, right.  But they talk about the kids and things like suicide. 

ANY OTHER MATTERS

Mr. Marrie asked, any other matters?

Chief Edelman reported, last month, Patsy asked me to look in to the bike signs on SOM. We already have signs.

Mrs. Mills stated, we have one sign. It’s not very good though.

Chief Edelman stated, it’s a matter of enforcement, short of sitting there and waiting for the people to come by.

Mrs. Mills stated, right.  I don’t know how you would enforce that. Is a sign enough?  I was thinking maybe you should post a sign at Sandalwood as you are going south on Sandalwood to walk your bike through the business district.

Chief Edelman stated, you can put as many signs as you want out.

Mrs. Mills stated, I know.  I am not a sign person. 

Chief Edelman replied, me neither.  I hate to see too many signs.  People ignore them if you put too many up.  But it’s a matter of enforcement.

Mrs. Mills stated, I don’t know what you can do.  That’s a major problem for you.

Chief Edelman stated, if we see it, we can act on it. I am not going to cite anyone for it. It’s a matter of suggesting they get off their bike.

Mr. Marrie stated, it’s a courtesy.

Chief Edelman replied, exactly.

Mr. Marrie stated, no matter what you did, it would be almost impossible to monitor it. You would have to have someone sitting there 24/7.

Chief Edelman stated, the signs that are up are pretty old and weathered. I am not opposed to refreshing them and putting new signs up.

Mr. Marrie stated, that might work.

Mrs. Mills stated, I think that sign is a little too high for a bike rider. 

Chief Edelman replied, probably.

Mr. Jerome stated, we could replace that sign and put one on the other end by Sandalwood.

Mrs. Mills agreed. Somewhere where it’s not sticking out like a sore thumb.

Chief Edelman stated, I am not opposed to that. I will let the guys know to keep an eye on it.  We can’t sit there and watch it.

Mrs. Mills stated, I am not asking you to do that.  I just thought posting the sign would maybe stimulate something in the brain for people to be more cautious.

Chief Edelman stated, it could.  At this time of the year anyway, it’s kind of a moot point. We can do that again in the Spring. 

Mrs. Mills stated, I appreciate it.  I know what you have to go through.  You would have to have someone standing there catching people.  How many bike riders do we have?  That’s the problem. But we might be generating more now. 

Chief Edelman stated, the only other thing, and Ms. Calta is going to talk about this at Caucus. Some of the wording in our current ordinances pertaining to the bike path needs to be changed.  It is suggested that we upgrade it to shared use trail instead of bike path because it just doesn’t fit what we have any more.

Mrs. Mills stated, I noticed in the park sometimes they have those segways and you can rent them.

Mr. Thomas stated, we tried that one year.  It didn’t work.

Mr. Jerome asked, what bike trail is around there?  There’s the one that’s been on SOM, but that’s a multi-use trail too.

Chief Edelman stated, that’s why we are suggesting to change the wording.

Mr. Marrie asked, anything else? There were no further matters.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 7:25 p.m.  The next Safety and Service Committee meeting is scheduled for Monday, December 1, 2014 in the Main Conference Room of the Mayfield Village Civic Center.

Respectfully submitted,

Mary E. Betsa, Clerk of Council